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Making Contact – Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

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At the mall, online, and even within the US military. Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture.  But anti-war protestors have found a way inside those games too.  And artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world, into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned.  On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie “Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture,” written and directed by Roger Stahl.
 

Featuring:
 
Joseph Delappe, University of Nevada Art Professor; Lee Hutchinson, brother of soldier killed in Iraq; Wafaa Bilal, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Assistant Arts Professor; “Mancow” Mulle, radio host.

For More Information:

Joseph Delappe

http://www.delappe.net/

Wafaa Bilal

http://wafaabilal.com/

Media Education Foundation

http://www.mediaed.org/

Returning Fire

http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=152

Roger Stahl

http://rogerstahl.info/

The Mancow experience

https://www.mancow.com/

Anne Marie Schleiner <http://www.vdb.org/artists/anne-marie-schleiner>

http://www.vdb.org/node/1052

Zak Eforia

http://www.facebook.com/zakeforia

Articles & Videos:

U.S. Army Turns to Videogames for Training

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/10/jtcoic/